Working in Brisbane and Melbourne, touring nationally and internationally, debase has been creating new shows since 1998.
We produce a wide range of work for a wide range of audiences; from children’s theatre to cabaret and everything in-between.
For debase, the relationship with our audience is paramount. This is reflected in the way we create and program work with and for specific audiences.
2019 – debase in development
Happy year of the pig to all our lovely friends and supporters. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are back in the swing of things enjoying the challenges of a fabulous new year.
This year sees debase in development – three exciting new shows are cooking in the debase kitchen. Watch the debase facebook page for opportunities to sample some tasty work-in-progress showings throughout the year.
Written by Dan Evans with Park Younghee
Story by Dan Evans, Park Younghee, Jeremy Neideck and Bridget Boyle
It’s 1988. Queensland. Hot. A small community choir in a small(ish) regional town is preparing for its big break – a performance on the Riverstage at the biggest thing ever to happen to Queensland – World Expo 88. Robin has returned to his home town from studying music in the big smoke to direct the choir that he sang with as a child, but his homecoming is derailed both by political forces within the choir, and a chance encounter with a Korean boy in an orchard.
This is a coming of age story – of both a boy and a state. Chorale! is about finding your voice and having it amplified in all its shaky awkward truth, in all its golden cringe-worthy glory.
Come along to the Work-In-Progress Showing for Chorale! at 2pm on 2nd March, 2019 at QUT Creative Industries (Level 1, Z9), Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove. Book your free ticket via Trybooking.
Two performers wander into a dusty room. Suddenly the space is illuminated – filled with vintage leotards, glittering with sequins, – Lycra in every colour of the rainbow. One by one, the performers pull on the Lycra and are transformed. Who were the women who wore these leotards? What secrets will be revealed? And how many interpretive dance routines will there be?
Neridah Waters and debase key creative Bridget Boyle return to the Metro Arts to develop this exciting new physical comedy.
Meet Cliff. A journalist with a passion for crime – forced to return to his childhood home in Bundaberg following his redundancy from a Melbourne newspaper. Now he churns out real estate puff pieces for the local rag.
After the success of The Longest Minute, debase key creative Robert Kronk turns his hand to the noir genre – with a regional Queensland twist. Together with Bridget Boyle and regular debase collaborator Allen Laverty, debase are teaming up with independent producer Xanthe Beesley to develop this new work for the stage.
The show that thrilled audiences and made even football-haters stand up and cheer is back! After sell-out seasons and 5-star reviews in 2018, The Longest Minute will tour Queensland again in 2019.
This iconic Queensland story will tour Northern, Western and remote regional Queensland through JUTE Theatre’s Dare to Dream program. Dates and venues to be announced: https://jute.com.au/theatres-daring-dream/
The Longest Minute will also hit major Queensland venues in South East Queensland and the east coast in October. Details to be announced.